The sublime divinity of art.

The beginning of an idea of “art as the realm of the gods.”
Where gods are archetypal representations for inherent and universal human experiences and characteristics.

Modern Mystic Mother

You have Mario Savioni to thank for the publication of this blog post. A conversation (comment thread) we had reminded me about this half formed thingy I started writing last year… It is part of my personal philosophy of aesthetics. The nature of art, and how it is representative of the presence of the divine within humanity.


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The passive form invites the active gaze. The masculine gaze is attracted to the subjective beauty. As “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, the voyeur may or may not be aware of the specific form which stimulated visual pleasure – if it is the light, the colour, or the form unto which the light befalls.

The gods and goddesses of mythology are real – that is, they are archetypal representations of aspects within all of us. They try to ‘speak to us’ but we don’t know how to understand their messages…

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  1. This speaks to me – I guess as a masculine God might. Art has been such a part of my life, that sometimes I’ve forgotten that not everyone has this kind of lithograph, or that kind of painting. Food for thought.

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    1. If visual art is the signature of a masculine god, then performance art is the sign of a feminine god. To hear the melody or song or message, to interpret the form. To “feel it” inside you.
      That’s my 2 cents anyway.
      Oh, and the combination if visual and design? I see the liberal and/or industrial arts is the combination (or absence?) Of both energetic types in equal measure. 😎

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